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Mercitalia Rail was launched

The FSI Group decided to relaunch its freight business.

As from 1st January 2017 the new company Mercitalia Rail is operational, as a result of the spin off from Trenitalia, with resources selected through a progressive process of restructuring and efficiency improvement.

Mercitalia Rail is designed to offer customers a wide range of logistics and transport services at the best market conditions. Since its establishment Mercitalia Rail has been the main railway company in Italy in the freight sector , and one of the leading players in Europe.

With nearly 13.000 railway wagons, over 340 electric locomotives and 130 main line diesel locomotives, Mercitalia Rail runs on average approximately 2.000 trains per week 100.000 trains a year.
The new business model includes the development of integrated freight transport and logistics solutions, relying on the rail mode and trying to gradually expand rail transport along the value chain - upstream and downstream - providing customers with complete transport solutions.

The “rail" component, rationalized and improved in the quality of service, will be the distinctive expertise of Mercitalia Rail in the context of the establishment of a wider “sub-holding" dedicated to freight ; through the integration of the various companies of the FS Group currently active in the logistics market, this new subject will play a major role in the European market, thanks to synergies and integration of the best skills.
The common objectives of the new company will be quality, reliability and security, but also readiness in seizing market demand, streamlining in day –by-day workload and international issues, with customers’ needs always at the center of any initiative.

The commercial offer of Mercitalia Rail will be able to provide a full range of rail and logistics solutions on a variety of national and international connections, fulfilling the criteria of specialization for market sectors through two business units: Conventional (General Cargo, Iron & Steel, Chemical and Automotive) and Intermodal.